Past Tours


Other Stops

Sept 28: Bangor, ME - Welcome Dinner
Sept 29: Grand Manan Island
Sept 30: Grand Manan Island
Oct 1: Grand Manan Island
Oct 2: St. John, NB
Oct 3: St. John, NB
Oct 4: St. John, NB
Oct 5: Lubec, ME
Oct 6: Bangor, ME - Farewell Dinner
Oct 7: Flights Home

New Brunswick Lighthouses
Bliss Island
Cape Spencer
Courtenay Bay Breakwater
Gannet Rock
Great Duck Island
Harbour Head (East Quoddy)
Lighthouse Point
Long Point Eddy
Machias Seal Island
Partridge Island
Pea Point
Quaco Head
Saint John Coast Guard Base
Southwest Head
Southwest Wolf Island
White Island

Maine Lighthouses
Lubec Channel
West Quoddy
Whitlocks Mill

Reversing Falls Rapids
St John City Market
St. Martins 
Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Downeast Maine & New Brunswick

Tour begins and ends in Bangor, ME
Sep 28, 2016 to Oct 07, 2016
Single: $3459
Double (per person): $2924


The largest tidal ranges in the world occur in the Bay of Fundy on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  You can experience these tides on the Society’s lighthouse tour of Grand Manan Island and St. John, New Brunswick as well as Downeast Maine.  Witness the amazing 50 foot vertical tides as well as the phenomenon known as the tidal bore where out flowing rivers flow back upstream as the tide comes in.  Our tour begins in Bangor, Maine, but immediately heads into Canada to catch the ferry from Blacks Harbour to Grand Manan Island where we will be welcomed into the harbor by the Swallowtail lighthouse.   Once the largest supplier of smoked herring in the world, Grand Manan was voted by Reader’s Digest as one of the “World’s 7 Best Small Islands.”  Two days on the island will provide an opportunity to visit the island’s lighthouses as well as offshore lights on Gannet Rock and Machias Seal Island.  Returning to the mainland our next destination is St John where we will spend several days exploring the local lights including Partridge Island, the site of the first quarantine station in Canada.  A day trip follows the coastline out of St John to Cape Spencer and then St Martin where the tide races and rages around the scenic Quaco Head Lighthouse.   Heading back to the U.S. the tour will conclude by visiting the two “Quoddy” lighthouses: West and East (Harbour Head) before returning to our starting point in Bangor.  While the lighthouses are the reason for the tour, the addition of the Fundy tides phenomena, makes this tour twice as attractive!